The Last Ovation Podcast
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The Last Ovation Podcast presents short stories on various celebrities and discusses their lives, and tragic deaths. Ranging from Hollywood Classics to current Mega-Stars, The Last Ovation honors those who have impacted our lives through entertainment, song and dance.
||CleanEpisode 36 - Luciano Pavarotti||Luciano Pavarotti breathed new life into opera during a time when opera was being displaced. The King of High C's knew how to entertain the masses, and his songs still top the opera charts.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 7 - Susan Cabot||Susan Cabot never made it past the B-List in Hollywood. Her career was over before it had ever begun and she eventually lived a reclusive lifestyle until she was murdered at the hands of her own son.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - Billie Holiday||Billie Holiday never had an easy life. From birth she had to fight her way to the top, and poverty was the only life she ever knew. And yet she remains one of America's most notable jazz performers.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 6 - Jon-Erik Hexum||Jon-Erik Hexum had it all. Good looks, a strong career and an adoring fan base. Sadly, it all came crashing down when tragedy struck on the set of his new television show.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Jim Croce||Jim Croce was finally making it in the music world. But everything ended when a plane crash took him from us all. Luckily, his music lives on and Jim Croce will never be forgotten.||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - The Andrews Sisters||A trio of sisters from Minneapolis, The Andrews Sisters were exactly what America needed during World War II. But personal differences ripped the girls apart, shattering their professional careers. Tune in to hear their story.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Aaliyah||Aaliyah was a young star who had the whole world at her fingertips. But one tragic flight ended her life and impacted the music world forever.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 5 - Anissa Jones||Anissa Jones was a child star who had a bright future ahead of her. That is until she suddenly realized that in Hollywood, she was a dime a dozen in the land of child actors. Tune in to hear of Anissa's promising start, tragic downfall and sudden,...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Della Reese||Della Reese was a legend, in both the musical and acting world. Having lived a life enriched with faith, love and kindness, Della Reese proved to be one in a million.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Bing Crosby||This is a Holiday Special Episode! Bing Crosby is an iconic Holiday singer. With many of his hit songs and films centered around Christmas, Bing Crosby is the next best thing to Santa Claus.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Ricky Nelson||Ricky Nelson entered the world an already-made celebrity. Not knowing what life was like outside Hollywood royalty, Ricky quickly found fame as a television star, a teenage heartthrob and a musical sensation. But all of that ended, when tragedy struck.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 4 - Robert Johnson||Robert Johnson was a man whose short life, and sudden death, are mired in legend and lore. Did he sell his soul to the Devil in order to play a mean guitar? In the end, that's up for you to decide.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Marvin Gaye||Tormented by his childhood and raised in a house where a belt was used as a weapon, Marvin Gaye led a tumultuous life. A legendary voice, Marvin was a soulful King. Unable to escape his past, Marvin died at the hands of his father. ...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 3 - The Doll Family||The Doll Family was a group of four siblings whose unique sizes meant that they were famous primarily in the circus world. The group were able to turn their situation into a prosperous act, and they all made their mark in show business. This...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Pearl Bailey||Pearl Bailey was a singer, an actress, a comedienne. She was a legend on stage and in front of the cameras. Tune in as we honor Pearl by providing her with a Last Ovation.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 2 - Kim Walker||Kim Walker had a promising career with a major role under her belt when the unthinkable happened. Unable to recover she was taken from her family, friends and fans far too soon. This bonus episode was released two weeks ago exclusively to our...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Michael Hutchence||Arguably one of the best rock musicians in recent times, Michael Hutchence died a tragic death at the young age of 37. The lead singer of INXS was a tormented soul who loved too much and felt pain too deeply. Today we honor him with a Last Ovation....||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 1 - Sunny Sue Johnson||Sunny Johnson was an actress who finally landed her first major role. Just after the film premiered, tragedy struck and young Sunny's life was over. This bonus episode was released two weeks ago exclusively to our supporters over at...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Jerry Goldsmith||This is a very special Last Ovation. A special guest helps honor the life and career of Jerry Goldsmith, whose timeless music has helped shape Hollywood into what it is today. Mr. Goldsmith created 214 film scores, 47 television series and...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Edith Piaf||Edith Piaf is, and always will be, the voice of Paris. Her songs of love, loss and sorrow remain popular, even today. Tune in as we give La Mome Piaf her Last Ovation.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Patsy Cline||A Country Music icon and an amazing singer who left us far too soon, Patsy Cline has gone down in history as one of the best voices Nashville has ever heard. Still influencing musicians, even today, Patsy Cline is a name, and a voice, we will not soon..||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe||Sister Rosetta Tharpe is best known as the Queen of Rock and Roll. This child prodigy turned Gospel Legend helped mold music into what we are familiar with today. Tune in as we give Sister Rosetta Tharpe a Last Ovation.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Freddie Mercury||Welcome to Season Two of The Last Ovation! A tribute to musicians would not be complete without the legendary Freddie Mercury rounding out the first spot on our list. Who doesn't need a little Queen in their life? Listen to learn all about one of the...||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - John Candy||Our Season One Finale! John Candy was an international celebrity and was a genuine Hollywood Good Guy. From his cherubic face, his contagious laugh and his permanent charm, John Candy is still missed today. Stay tuned for Season Two -...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Brittany Murphy||Brittany Murphy was at one time the Hollywood It-Girl. She had it all - beauty, talent and endless film opportunities. Then, her star began to fade and Brittany struggled to get back to the top. Suddenly, at the age of 32, Brittany...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Leslie Nielsen||Earning his star at the age of 54, Leslie Nielsen began his career as a dramatic actor, taking on only serious roles, but earning little fame. Then, the movie "Airplane!" came calling, and Leslie's career changed forever.||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Bruce and Brandon Lee||Bruce and Brandon Lee are a father/son duo who are martial arts legends. Like his father before him, Brandon took up acting and his star was on the rise. Also like his father before him, his star came crashing down when tragedy struck. Today's...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Madeline Kahn||Her comedic talent left an indelible mark in Hollywood. Her opera skills will echo the stages of Broadway forever. She was a force of human nature - a rare gem whose loss is felt, even today. Tune in as we provide a Last Ovation to...||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Dudley Moore||Dudley Moore was a man short in stature, but huge in talent. With a quick biting wit, an endearing laugh and a gift with music, Dudley Moore left a mark in the world. A mark that can't ever be replaced and will forever be missed. ...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - The Cast & Crew of The Conqueror||The cast and crew of 1956's The Conqueror never knew that the soil beneath their feet and they air they were breathing were possibly spreading dangerous levels of radioactive materials into their bodies. With 220 people involved on the set, 91...||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Jonathan Brandis & Glenn Quinn||Actors Jonathan Brandis & Glenn Quinn had major successes in their short lifetimes, but that success came with a price. For Jonathan, it was the pressure to always be on top. For Glenn, it was the balance of living while in the throes of...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Eartha Kitt||Eartha Kitt was a legend who had to fight her way to the top. Taking on the United States Government and still standing tall, Eartha Kitt proved that she was a force to be reckoned with. A humanitarian, an activist and a vocal powerhouse,...||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Vincent Price||Vincent Price is The King of Horror. With a decades-long career in radio, television and film, Vincent secured his spot as Hollywood Royalty. With a voice that still sends chills down the spines of film fanatics everywhere, Vincent Price...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne||Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne starred in one of Hollywood's most famous horror film, "Poltergeist", and soon thereafter both actresses were dead. One died of a mysterious illness, the other died at the hands of another. Today we...||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Hervé Villechaize||Hervé Villechaize was a Little Person living a very big life. From James Bond to “Fantasy Island”, Hervé took American television by storm. When the downfalls of fame and overwhelming health issues stepped in, Hervé retreated into the dark...||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Frances Farmer||Frances Farmer's life was overshadowed by her continual bouts of alcoholism, mental illness and scandal. Struggling to earn her freedom from her mother and numerous doctors, Frances eventually died alone, with a story so sordid the truth may...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Vic Morrow||Vic Morrow's life and career will forever be overshadowed by his tragic, violent death. A veteran television actor, Vic Morrow was trying to branch out to more motion picture roles at the time of his death. Sadly, while filming Twilight...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Dorothy Dandridge||The one, the only - Dorothy Dandridge. Born in a time when African-American actresses were always treated "less-than", Dorothy pushed through boundaries and forced Hollywood to pay attention. Listen, as I discuss Dorothy's life, her career...||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Sal Mineo||A brilliant young actor taken far too soon. His murder was senseless; his life was still in its peak. Tune in to learn more about the life and tragic death of the late, great Sal Mineo. Twitter: @TheLastOvation Facebook: The Last...||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Dana Hill||A bright talent taken far too soon by Diabetes, Dana Hill led a remarkable life in a short amount of time. From commercials to feature films, Dana did so much. Listen in as she receives her Ovation. Facebook: The Last Ovation Twitter:...||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Brad Renfro||Brad Renfro led a troubled life steeped in drugs and alcohol. Dead at the age of 25, he left behind an army of friends and family struggling to cope with his loss. Twitter: @TheLastOvation Facebook: The Last Ovation Podcast Find us on...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Rebecca Schaeffer||Rebecca Schaeffer is, sadly, probably best known today for her murder, rather than her life, and career, in acting and modeling. Tune in, as I detail some of her biggest achievements and then discuss her tragic death. ...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSHOW TEASER: Episode 1 - Peg Entwistle||Peg Entwistle never found the fame she was desperately searching for. Growing up during the Depression and traveling across the Country proved far too much for Peg to bear. By the age of 24, she was dead. Listen to learn more about...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I've thoroughly enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. The show is very well researched, scripted, and produced. The host has a lovely speaking voice. I could listen to her read the instructions for putting together a tricycle or maybe the phone book. I hope when my time is up I will get a Last Ovation!
Love, love, love this podcast. I’ve been searching for something like this, and thanks to TwistedPhilly for the shout out. You can call me noisy, but I love hearing about the lives of famous people of long ago. Keep up the great work, can’t wait to hear more!
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This is one of my favorite podcasters! she tells a great story and I learn so much about the people!! Rock on Sister!